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What to Do If You Have to Fire a Client

What to Do If You Have to Fire a Client

We’ve all had that extremely tough client – the one that makes us wonder why we went into the design business at all!! But before you throw in the towel, remember that you can “fire” your client if you need to. It’s a delicate business,...
5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best ROI

5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best ROI

5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best Return on Their Investment For most of my clients, one of their biggest investments is their home. As their designer, I always feel I am the custodian of their money. No, I am not their portfolio manager, but I...
Creating Timelines that Really Work

Creating Timelines that Really Work

Do you ever get that feeling of overwhelm? You have several design projects that you are juggling and things keep spinning out of control. You think to yourself that there is no way it should be this way, because your projects weren’t supposed to overlap the way that...
Interior Design Project Processes that Work

Interior Design Project Processes that Work

When I start a new design project, I am just so excited! I love the space, love my clients and “see” the finished space in my mind. I’m on cloud nine and nothing’s gonna stop me. Yep, it’s the honeymoon period :). Once I understand the entire scope of work, then I...
The Start of a Design Project: Are You Compatible?

The Start of a Design Project: Are You Compatible?

The start of a design project is the start of a relationship. Woah, what? We aren’t getting married! Well…maybe not a marriage, but if you are starting a new build, it is a looooonnnggg commitment. Oh, and what if you do another new build for the same client?...
Essential Interior Design Tools

Essential Interior Design Tools

Design Tools Every Interior Designer Needs The more your design business grows, the more you get pulled away from the tasks you love to do most. Your time designing diminishes as the time you spend marketing and managing, selling and accounting and all the other tasks...